For years South Korea’s Samsung ruled Mobile World Congress (MWC), a four-day event that is the largest conference and exhibition for the mobile industry, in Barcelona, Spain. This time, however, it was China’s Huawei, not Samsung, which led MWC. Although it may seem unthinkable, the Mate X foldable phone helped Huawei corner all the eyeballs at the event.

But it’s not just marketing hype that made tech journalists, bloggers, analysts and trade insiders take note of the Mate X. Huawei’s take on Mate X helped bring in a new perspective into the conversations about foldable phones.

Huawei Mate X vs Samsung Galaxy Fold
The Huawei Mate X has clearly stolen the limelight from the Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s first foldable phone announced a few days ahead of Mobile World Congress. But it will be up to the consumers to take a final call on which device is best for their use.

The Mate X is bigger of the two, and looks more polished. And unlike the Galaxy Fold which has a folding screen inside, like in a book, the Mate X’s single OLED flexible screen folds outwards to transform it from a smartphone into an 8-inch tablet.